Whether you are contemplating a fun run or a full marathon, it’s exciting to train toward a new fitness milestone. Runners get into trouble on the course when they don’t train enough before a run, but it can be just as problematic to overtrain. We talked with Summit Orthopedics' sports medicine physician and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jack Skendzel about how to balance your running goals with a healthful training program. Click here for the article.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
Everyone has their own race to run, whether it’s a marathon or a jog to clear your head. Summit Orthopedics, one of our platinum sponsors, delivers expert care that’s individual by design. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to running. Find care for every body, every step of the way at summitortho.com or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a telehealth or in-person appointment.
As the official training partner for Twin Cities In Motion's Women Run the Cities, we want to share the announcement that all TCM races for the rest of 2020, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, are going virtual. Please visit TCM's website for more information on all virtual races in 2020. While it's not the news any of us wanted, as race organizers ourselves, we understand. The running community is known for its perseverance in adversity. We will continue to support our running partners and hope you will as well, so we can all overcome this difficult season. Read more of TCM's announcement and find out about race credits and other information here.
In addition, watch a KARE 11 story regarding the announcement, which featured Carrie representing Moms on the Run.
by Kirk Scofield, M.D.
Want to learn Dr. Kirk Scofield’s top tip for switching shoes — without the injury? When a patient of Dr. Scofield is going to change into a shoe that is significantly different, he gives them this formula for success: Run for a minute in the new shoes, walk for a minute, and repeat for about 5 minutes. Then, change back into the old shoes for the rest of the workout.
“The next day,” says Dr. Scofield of Summit Orthopedics, “we increase the initial period in the new shoe slightly, so that we are gradually increasing the total amount of time a patient spends in the new shoe.”
Learn more about guidelines for transitioning to a new running shoe from our friends at Summit Orthopedics.
Twin Cities members: Are you getting bored of your own recipes? Spice it up with meals from our friends at Let's Dish! Let's Dish! is a small local Twin Cities company committed to making dinnertime simpler and tastier for busy families, with wholesome, healthy, handmade meals. All pick-up services are available, including Dish-n-Dash (they assemble for you), Retail Express (Grab-and-Go), and Gift Delivery. Check out their menu options here.
We want to thank all of you who participated in our "Your Place, Your Pace" Virtual Run 4/26-5/3. We are grateful for the support of 226 runners (and their families and furry friends) who donned race bibs in our honor. Our Moms on the Run community is full of creative, active, strong families!
Congratulations to Erin Kiok with Prior Lake Moms on the Run. She is our lucky winner, selected at random from all participants, who received a free pair of shoes from our friends at Run N Fun.
In conjunction with the virtual run, we also had fun awarding more than 20 other prizes on Facebook and Instagram. Prizes included gift cards to support local businesses, gift certificates to the MOTR store, our new MOTR teal tee and #MOTRstrong strength band sets.
Congratulations to the following winners: